H2020-WATER-2015-one-stage. Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

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Publication Date: 
Monday, 20 April 2015
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Overview and objectives: 

Water is an invaluable resource for human health, food security, sustainable development and the environment, and is an economic sector of growing importance for Europe. However, water resources are constantly under pressure from climate change, urbanisation, pollution, overexploitation of freshwater resources and increasing competition between various user groups. Activities in this call address: integrated approaches to water and climate change adaptation and mitigation; bringing innovative water solutions to the market; and harnessing water research and innovation results for the benefit of industry, policy makers and citizens in Europe and globally.

The innovation actions in this call are expected to offer particular opportunities to SMEs, social enterprises and other organisations.


WATER-3-2015: Stepping up EU research and innovation cooperation in the water area

Proposals should pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes with a view to implementing a joint call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding to support the priorities identified in the Strategic Research Agenda of the Water JPI. In line with the EU's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation[1] international cooperation with international partners is encouraged. Proposers should also consider implementing other joint activities including additional joint calls without EU co-funding. In 2015 the call should support research and innovation to support the implementation of EU water policy, in particular on sustainable water use in agriculture, to increase water use efficiency and reduce soil and water pollution.

Type of action: ERA-NET Cofund

WATER-4b-2015: Water management solutions for agricultural sector, thematic networks

Proposals should aim to implement measures to showcase, exchange, test and transfer water management solutions to end-users in the agricultural sector in view of improving water use efficiency and quality in agricultural practices. Activities should benefit various types of agriculture and pedo-climatic zones; contribute to a 'thematic network'[1] on water in agriculture with broad involvement of practitioners and other stakeholders throughout Europe to compile, disseminate and further develop solutions; and support the integration of water relevant issues in the EIP on 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability', including linking up with EIP operational groups and related actions of the EIP on 'Water'.

Type of action: Coordination and support actions

WATER-5b-2015: A coordination platform

A coordination platform for scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other key stakeholders representing a number of African countries throughout the duration of Horizon 2020 to identify opportunities and constraints for the sustainable management of water and other natural resources and ecosystems and for the development of cost-effective climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Africa. In line with the EU's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with Africa.

Type of action: Coordination and support actions

Budget available: 
€21 000 000.00
Developed programme: 

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

Horizon 2020 reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere.A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake.

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